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The white lions of Timbavati in South Africa are indeed special creatures. In Africa, the very rare white lion is considered sacred. As a whole species, lions are king of the jungle, but white lions are especially venerated as sons of the Sun God. The number of white lions in the world is small – perhaps … Continue reading “The White Lions of Timbavati: A Sacred Sighting”

Choosing a destination for a romantic getaway or honeymoon is a walk in the park in South Africa, given just how many magical places there are for romance. Here Exclusive Getaways shares a few hot favourites.

Traversing the bushveld is what typifies most safaris in South Africa. Combinations of land- and water-based safari activities are rarer, and offer greater variety of scenery and a greater array of wildlife sightings. One such land- and water-based safari experience is at White Elephant Safari Lodge in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, where guests are treated to a … Continue reading “Wildlife Seen from the Water and from the Land: Safari of Variety and Value at White Elephant Safari Lodge, Pongola”

Autumn is a beautiful time of year. The trees are switching their garb to shades of russet and red, the nights are lengthening their dark coats for cosy snooze-ins, skies are flaunting more subdued tones, and traditionally it’s the celebratory season of harvest. Moderate autumn temperatures make it a wonderful time of year for getaways to … Continue reading “Autumn Getaways for Less: Grab a Special Offer”

KwaZulu-Natal is a region of abundance, ideal for a holiday because it features such a great variety of scenery, ranging from beach to wilderness, mountains to wetlands and coral reefs, forests to farmlands. All in all, KwaZulu-Natal integrates – under one “roof”, so to speak – the best of South Africa in terms of variety … Continue reading “KwaZulu-Natal Holiday Destination Highlights”

Yoga retreats offer sought-after opportunities to flex the body, reduce stress, stabilize the mind, and so much more, in settings that tranquilize and inspire. The winelands of Franschhoek have scenery enough to delight and console, and the picturesque world that is Angala Boutique Hotel & Guest House is the perfect setting for a yoga retreat. … Continue reading “Roll Out Your Mat. Upcoming Yoga Retreats in the Cape Winelands”

South Africa’s Eastern Cape is a fabulous holiday region not to be passed over by international visitors. Gaining huge appeal as a terrific hamper of first-class holiday experiences, and without the risk of malaria, Eastern Cape offers a brilliant combination of wilderness and wildlife, beaches, waterways, forests, desert, history and culture. Two of Eastern Cape’s … Continue reading “South Africa’s Eastern Cape: A Great Shining Holiday Region With Record Visitor Numbers – What are the Attractions?”

“There’s something about the sound of a train that’s very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful.” ~ Paul Simon Rovos Rail is considered the most luxurious train in South Africa, and very possibly in all the world. It is a glorious medley of romance and nostalgia, classic luxury, silver-service dining and genteel sociability. It’s also a sensory … Continue reading “Delectable Duo: Rovos Rail Train Trip and Boutique-Style Luxury Stay in Pretoria”

For more and more travellers, holidays are about much more than sightseeing. Trips away from home also offer great opportunities for self-nurturance, wellness and personal transformation. The following yoga retreats are on offer at some of South Africa’s luxury lodges during 2018.

Families and small groups planning an upscale safari in South Africa have a fabulous selection of luxury sole-use villas to choose from. Opulent, spacious and very private, these exclusive villas provide the ultimate safari accommodation in breathtaking wilderness settings. They offer families and small groups of friends the chance to unwind, reconnect with one another … Continue reading “Sole-Use Luxury Safari Villas: Exclusive Family & Small-Group Travel in South Africa, Mpumalanga”

The Kruger National Park is South Africa’s flagship wildlife reserve and one of the best-known attractions in the country. This spectacular wilderness covers almost 2 million hectares and was first proclaimed way back in in 1898, which gives it the status of being South Africa’s first national park. Today the park is a UNESCO-designated International Man … Continue reading “Fine Private Safari Lodges in South Africa’s Iconic Kruger National Park”

Sleepouts in the wilderness on starry, starry nights are among the never-to-be-forgottens of your safari in South Africa. Plains Camp, the home of Rhino Walking Safaris, offers a specialist wilderness experience in the deep reaches of a private concession of the Kruger National Park. In a privileged setting alongside a plain and in view of a waterhole, … Continue reading “Your Incredible Sleepout and Walking Safari at Plains Camp in Kruger National Park: What To Expect”